Last week my girlfriend and i was in the drive through line at Wendy’s Oakesfield, where we witnessed an argument between two men.
If you frequent that drive through you might have seen a man there asking for donations to help his wife who has cancer. This man was in a full blown rage, screaming at the top of his lungs at the McDonald’s security guard.
I don’t know what the security guard did or said to him, but he was Angry! He called the security guard every name in the book and made a lot of threats, he was completely out of control. At one point, when the man became particularly loud and threatening the security guard flicked open a knife, motioned him over.
At this point I thought to myself, “I really don’t want to see this dude get killed here today” and said the same to my girlfriend. She suggested we call the police, which we tried to do, but wasn’t able to get through… that’s another story.
This incident came to mind while i was absorbing the news that we are now at 68 murders for the year. It occurred to me that there have been some similarities between several of the murders.
Several murders this year have happened as a result of two men arguing. The murder at the tire shop, the murder of the prison officer are two that come to mind, but i know there have been many others. You also want to avoid being in groups that get in conflicts at parties.
The young man who was killed with a AK47 was at a party where the group he was with had arguments with another group over a young lady. He was innocent, but as they left the venue shots were fired into the group and unfortunately he was killed.
Be wary of who you’re dating
Many males and females have met their untimely demise because of or at the hands of who they were dating. This point has several different levels
- Some women tend to like bad boy types. But this comes with a lot of dangers. There are many women in abusive relationships with these guys but are too afraid to leave.
- In addition to possible being abused, you put yourself in danger from your boyfriend’s enemies. In times gone by, if a rival came to “deal” with a guy and his girlfriend, wife or kids were there they would not act. Well those days are gone. If you’re dating that kind of guy you risk your life and the life of your child.
- Guys be cautious when dating a new lady. If she was dating an unstable, jealous boyfriend you could be in danger. My advice is find out about who she was dating, how they broke up and how long ago it ended. She may have left the guy, but he may not have left her! A coworker’s son was killed in this type of situation and several years ago another friend was stabbed several times as a result of same situation.
Avoid being a witness
OK this one is a little tongue in cheek. But you can’t deny over the last few years many witnesses have been under attack by those they could convict. Most of you would know that father who was shot along with his child on abundant life rd and ended up in solomon’s parking lot was a witness in a high profile armed robbery case.
How many of you remember a few years ago when a woman and her daughter was shot coming off a jitney on Farrington road, then an attempt was made on her daughter’s life because she witnessed it and survived? I believe this was the beginning of the attack on witnesses that seems to be happening more and more today
Of course the way things going in this town any of us can become a victim at any time, but if you can avoid these three circumstances and you’re a regular law abiding citizen you can probably reduce your risk of being murdered by at least 50%.
So guys the next time you get in an argument with someone over something stupid like, say a tire sale, just stop and think is it worth it? Just say “everything cool” and walk away. Even throw in a “my bad dog” just to make sure.